The Harmony of the Human Body

The Harmony of the Human Body

Drawing on artistic exercises set out by Rudolf Steiner to develop a better understanding of these influences, the book explores the cosmic origins of human beings and the evolutionary laws that govern their development.

Author: Armin Johannes Husemann


ISBN: 0863151760

Category: Anthroposophy

Page: 255

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Husemann applies musical principles as a method of gaining insight into the structure of the human body and the forces that work upon it. He seeks to utilize our experience of music to explain the physiological and anatomical relationships in the body and to illuminate the spiritual influences that determine physical development. Drawing on artistic exercises set out by Rudolf Steiner to develop a better understanding of these influences, the book explores the cosmic origins of human beings and the evolutionary laws that govern their development.
Categories: Anthroposophy

The Harmony of the Human Body

The Harmony of the Human Body

Thus through sculpting , the unconscious generative forces of the etheric body which underlie our organic ... This is how Rudolf Steiner described the etheric body in his presentation of the threefold structure of the human being .

Author: Armin J. Husemann


ISBN: UCLA:L0090167222

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Applies musical principles to gain insight into the structure and development of the human body, and explores the cosmic origins of human beings.
Categories: Music

Sports Engineering and Computer Science

Sports Engineering and Computer Science

... the scholar official class in the Song dynasty all established their theory on the basis of human body and mind . ... to extend life with the harmony between human and nature ; Confucianism focuses on society , upholding the belief ...

Author: Qi Luo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315755717

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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Sports Engineering and Computer Science contains papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Sport Science and Computer Science (SSCS 2014), held September 16-17, 2014 in Singapore and at the 2014 International Conference on Biomechanics and Sports Engineering (BSE 2014), held October 24-25, 2014, in Riga, Latvia. The contributions hav
Categories: Computers

Cities in Time

Cities in Time

Geometrical shapes are the expression of this order and harmony, and the human body is the origin of its proportions and measures. Human body is the finest expression of nature's proportions, and geometry is the way humans capture and ...

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474220736

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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From street-markets and pop-up shops to art installations and Olympic parks, the temporary use of urban space is a growing international trend in architecture and urban design. Partly a response to economic and ecological crisis, it also claims to offer a critique of the status quo and an innovative way forward for the urban future. Cities in Time aims to explore and understand the phenomenon, offering a first critical and theoretical evaluation of temporary urbanism and its implications for the present and future of our cities. The book argues that temporary urbanism needs to be understood within the broader context of how different concepts of time are embedded in the city. In any urban place, multiple, discordant and diverse timeframes are at play – and the chapters here explore these different conceptions of temporality, their causes and their effects. Themes explored include how institutionalised time regulates everyday urban life, how technological and economic changes have accelerated the city's rhythms, our existential and personal senses of time, concepts of memory and identity, virtual spaces, ephemerality and permanence.
Categories: Architecture

The Book of Chinese Medicine Volume 2

The Book of Chinese Medicine  Volume 2

(iii) Harmony of the spirit and body The expression “harmony of the spirit and body” comes from a chapter named “Shanggu Rianzhen Lunpian: Ancient ... The broad sense refers to the general embodiment or master of human-life activities.

Author: Henry H. Sun

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527562356

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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This second volume offers numerous approaches to using Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of various diseases in medical practice. It brings the concepts and theories learned in the first volume and applies them in clinical settings with real patient examples. It goes over the four natures and five flavors of herbal drugs, and covers the different techniques of acupuncture. The book considers how the advancements in modern technology have shaped Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and discusses the revolutionary innovations that are occurring in the Chinese medicine industry today and how they will shape the future.
Categories: Medical

A Popular View of the Structure and Economy of the Human Body etc

A Popular View of the Structure and Economy of the Human Body  etc

the whole frame is shewn to most advantage , natural exertions only , is here meant , not an affected display of Anatomy , in which the muscles though justly placed , may still be overcharged . Lavater has a chapter on the harmony of ...

Author: John Feltham


ISBN: BL:A0017909500



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Insights and Intuitions

Insights and Intuitions

25 , 1996 : Harmony and disharmony . Every form of being has two environments : an inner environment and an outer environment . The inner environment of a human being , for example , is his body and the outer environment all the natural ...

Author: Reza Saberi

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076182507X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 303

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This is a journal of philosophical thought, selected from the notes author Reza Saberi has kept over the past eleven years. Many existential and metaphysical questions have been examined, analyzed, and answered in this book. Examples include: What is reality? What is my relationship to the world? How do I know that which I know? How do I know that I know? Is there any meaning to human life? What is the purpose of life? What is the purpose of human existence? What is the purpose of the existence of this universe? How does the universe work? Did the universe have a creator? Insights and Intuitions is of special interest to students of philosophy, but everyone who cogitates upon the nature of existence can benefit from it. The book does not offer a system of philosophy or a systematic philosophy, but rather incites the reader's mind to explore the reality of existence from different angles.
Categories: Philosophy

Introduction to Chinese Culture

Introduction to Chinese Culture Explaining the Human Body's Physiological Functions TCM believes that normal life activities are the result of harmony between yin and yang. The Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon repeatedly states that yin and yang are the basis of ...

Author: Guobin Xu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811081569

Category: History

Page: 251

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Promoting cultural understanding in a globalized world, this text is a key tool for students interested in understanding the fundamentals of Chinese culture. Written by a team of experts in their fields, it offers a comprehensive and detailed introduction to Chinese culture and addresses the fundamentals of Chinese cultural and social development. It notably considers Chinese traditional culture, medicine, arts and crafts, folk customs, rituals and etiquette, and is a key read for scholars and students in Chinese Culture, History and Language.
Categories: History

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

HUMAN ART AND HUMORAL BIOLOGY Gregory of Nyssa's treatise on human creation, De opificio humanis ('On the creation of humans', ... of musica mundana (the cosmic harmony) and musica humana (the harmony of the human body and spirit).

Author: Mary Carruthers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191654565

Category: History

Page: 248

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This book articulates a new approach to medieval aesthetic values, emphasizing the sensory and emotional basis of all medieval arts, their love of play and fine craftsmanship, of puzzles, and of strong contrasts. Written for a general educated audience as well as students and scholars in the field, it offers an understanding of medieval literature and art that is rooted in the perceptions and feelings of ordinary life, made up of play and laughter as well as serious work. Medieval stylistic values of variety, sweetness, good taste, and ordinary beauty are grounded in classical and medieval biological theories of change and flux in the human body, not only in symbolism and theology. The book will appeal to all lovers of medieval arts, literature, architecture, music, and painting, as well as serious students of religion and the language of beauty.
Categories: History

Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Julian maintained that sexuality was just another realm of human choice, and had not been essentially altered by the Fall. ... Before the Fall the human body had been in harmony with the human will and under its control.

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195306316

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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For an educated, general readership and for use in college courses, this text introduces the role of celibacy, or a lack of it, in various religious traditions, and the contributors present the rationale for its observance (or not) within the context of each tradition.
Categories: Religion

The Figure of Modernity

The Figure of Modernity

With his examples of the homo ad quadratum and homo ad circulum, Vitruvius wanted to demonstrate the proportional harmony between the geometric measures of the human body and the geometric measures of the world.

Author: Tilo Schabert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110671872

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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Two words describe a "modern" world: limits and limitless. Traditionally, humans recognized limits of their power. Modernity meant a break. Its protagonists aspired to bring worlds of their imagination into reality. They taught a new anthropology. Humans could ascend to a God-like status. Schabert analyzes the history of the project and its result: a civilization in a perennial crisis. Symptoms of the crisis have been exposed, today mostly in ecological terms. Schabert takes his material from many fields: philosophy, cosmology, natural sciences, literature, social studies, economics, architecture, and political thought. While modernity is endlessly disrupted, a world beyond modernity can be traced, especially in the modern theory of constitutional government. Constitutional governments are formed by limitations within a civilization that is meant to have no limits. What appears to be paradoxical has its own logic, as Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Montesquieu, John Adams, the Federalist Papers, John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, and Woodrow Wilson have shown. Schabert carefully explicates their constitutional thought. It realized the limits through which modernity holds a promise.
Categories: Philosophy

Nikephoros Zeitschrift f r Sport und Kultur im Altertum

Nikephoros   Zeitschrift f  r Sport und Kultur im Altertum

Medicine and gymnastics both aiming at the harmony of the human body were two equal parts of the art of healthiness. The aim of this art was to restore and maintain health, which required both arts to be practised in moderation.61 ...

Author: Paul Christesen

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783615004250

Category: History

Page: 400

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NIKEPHOROS 26, 2013 Aufsätze Maria CHRISTIDIS, Theseus, mehr als ein Nationalheld. Zum kampanischen Lekanisdeckel der Universität Graz Thomas HEINE NIELSEN, A Note on the athloi in Drakon’s Homicide Law Evangelos ALBANIDIS, Exercise in Moderation. Health Perspectives of Hellenic Antiquity Cecilia NOBILI, Celebrating Sporting Victories in Classical Sparta. Epinician Odes and Epigrams Filippo CANALI DE ROSSI, Addizione di alcuni vincitori olimpici al catalogo degli Olympionikai. Il caso di Euagoras Andrew FARRINGTON, The Pythia of Sicyon Reyes BERTOLIN CEBRIAN, Change in Methods of Athlete Development in Hellenistic and Roman Imperial Sport? Christoph EBNER, Rechtliche Aspekte der Tierhetzen in Rom. Von der Republik bis in die Spätantike Jean-Paul THUILLIER, Factions du cirque et propriétaires de haras dans l’Espagne romaine Lucas CHRISTOPOULOS, Combat Sports Professionalism in Medieval China (220–960 AD) Marcel SIMONIS, Alea iacta est! Antikenrezeption in modernen Brettspielen Stephan WASSONG, Olympic Historiography in Germany. The Main Topics and the Challenges Bibliographie Zinon PAPAKONSTANTINOU/Sofie REMIJSEN, The Annual Bibliography of Sport in Antiquity 2013 Rezensionen Paul CHRISTESEN/Donald G. KYLE (eds.), A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Malden MA: Wiley Blackwell 2013 (Mark Golden) Demetrios G. PAPAGEORGIOU, Olumpia kai Olumpiakoi Agwnej , Athen: Kapon 2013 (Wolfgang Decker) Hazel DODGE, Spectacle in the Roman World, London; New York: Bristol Classical Press 2011 (Jean-Paul Thuillier) Martin STESKAL/Martino LA TORRE, Das Vediusgymnasium in Ephesos. Archäologie und Baubefund, Wien: Verlag der ÖAW 2008 (Peter Scherrer) Drei Neuerscheinungen zu Agonistik, Gymnastik und anderen Formen der Freizeitkultur in der Spätantike (Ingomar Weiler) Günter MANSFELD, Der Held auf dem Wagen (Wolfgang Decker)
Categories: History

European Visions

European Visions

24 In Uku Ukai the human desire to reach the harmony of the body, mind and the surrounding world as well as man's attempts to slow the process of aging and obsolescence are revealed through the observational and pseudo-expository modes.

Author: Janelle Blankenship

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839418185

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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This volume examines the challenges cinemas in small European countries have faced since 1989. It explores how notions of scale and »small cinemas« relate to questions of territory, transnational media flows, and globalization. Employing a variety of approaches from industry analysis to Deleuze & Guattari's concept of the »minor«, contributions address the relationship of small cinemas to Hollywood, the role of history and memory, and the politics of place in post-Socialist cinemas.
Categories: Performing Arts

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason

Kant s Critique of Pure Reason

Therefore, if one single harmonious change either of one soul or of one human body can be proved possible according to the pre-established harmony in the best world, the system of physical influx cannot be defended any longer as having ...

Author: Eric Watkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781626

Category: History

Page: 410

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Provides English translations of texts that form the essential background to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.
Categories: History

Women Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe

Women  Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe

13 The popular idea of the musical harmony of the human body and soul derives from Boethius' concept of Musica humana, the inaudible harmony of human bodies and souls, of the rational and the irrational. Musica humana is one of the ...

Author: Sylvia Brown

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047422747

Category: History

Page: 344

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This collection of twelve new essays examines the role of women and of gender in a broad range of ‘radical’ beliefs and practices in post-Reformation Europe. Included are German Anabaptists, English Quakers, prophetesses, and unorthodox Catholic nuns.
Categories: History

Renaissance Theories of Vision

Renaissance Theories of Vision

The “beauty of the human body requires a harmony of different parts” in the same way that perception requires a harmony of forms and colors and language requires a harmony of words in a syntax. The harmony of the different parts of the ...

Author: John Shannon Hendrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317066392

Category: Art

Page: 258

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How are processes of vision, perception, and sensation conceived in the Renaissance? How are those conceptions made manifest in the arts? The essays in this volume address these and similar questions to establish important theoretical and philosophical bases for artistic production in the Renaissance and beyond. The essays also attend to the views of historically significant writers from the ancient classical period to the eighteenth century, including Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, St Augustine, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Ibn Sahl, Marsilio Ficino, Nicholas of Cusa, Leon Battista Alberti, Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Gregorio Comanini, John Davies, Rene Descartes, Samuel van Hoogstraten, and George Berkeley. Contributors carefully scrutinize and illustrate the effect of changing and evolving ideas of intellectual and physical vision on artistic practice in Florence, Rome, Venice, England, Austria, and the Netherlands. The artists whose work and practices are discussed include Fra Angelico, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippino Lippi, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Parmigianino, Titian, Bronzino, Johannes Gumpp and Rembrandt van Rijn. Taken together, the essays provide the reader with a fresh perspective on the intellectual confluence between art, science, philosophy, and literature across Renaissance Europe.
Categories: Art

Literature and Music in the Atlantic World 1767 1867

Literature and Music in the Atlantic World  1767 1867

... codified music in ascending order of importance as musica instrumentalis (practical music, that is, singing and instrumental performance), musica humana (the harmony of the human body and soul) and musica mundane (encompassing the ...

Author: Catherine Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748684625

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This new study looks at the relationship of rhetoric and music in the era's intellectual discourses, texts and performance cultures principally in Europe and North America. Catherine Jones begins by examining the attitudes to music and its performance by leading figures of the American Enlightenment and Revolution, notably Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She also looks at the attempts of Francis Hopkinson, William Billings and others to harness the Orphean power of music so that it should become a progressive force in the creation of a new society. She argues that the association of rhetoric and music that reaches back to classical Antiquity acquired new relevance and underwent new theorisation and practical application in the American Enlightenment in light of revolutionary Atlantic conditions. Jones goes on to consider changes in the relationship of rhetoric and music in the nationalising milieu of the nineteenth century; the connections of literature, music and music theory to changing models of subjectivity; and Romantic appropriations of Enlightenment visions of the public ethical function of music.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding the Human Body

Understanding the Human Body

This fascinating series explores the workings of the human body in wonderful detail. Each book contains concise and helpful illustrations and diagrams as well as photographs showing the system in action.

Author: Various

Publisher: Rosen Central

ISBN: 1435897064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The human body is a complex collection of processes and systems that work in perfect harmony to make moving, breathing, digesting, and all other functions possible. This fascinating series explores the workings of the human body in wonderful detail. Each book contains concise and helpful illustrations and diagrams as well as photographs showing the system in action. "Investigate" and "Try This" side panels offer additional information and encourage further study. Including such varied topics as the senses, the muscular and skeletal systems, and the brain and nervous system-this series is guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the synapses firing.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sabbath Rest as Vocation

Sabbath Rest as Vocation

The merciful will of God forms a human identity in which mortal body and damnable soul are united with the single ... the twofold life of the human beings, body and soul, bringing them into harmony.77 (italics in original) The body and ...

Author: Autumn Alcott Ridenour

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567679222

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Autumn Alcott Ridenour offers a Christian theological discussion on the meaning of aging toward death with purpose, identity, and communal significance. Drawing from both explicit claims and constructive interpretations of St. Augustine's and Karl Barth's understanding of death and aging, this volume describes moral virtue as participation in Christ across generations, culminating in preparation for Sabbath rest during the aging stage of life. Addressing the inevitability of aging, the prospect of mortality, the importance of contemplative action and expanding upon the virtues of growing older, Ridenour analyzes how locating moral agency as union with Christ results in virtuous practices for aging individuals and their surrounding communities. By responding with constructive theology to challenges from transhumanist, bioethical and medical arenas, the volume highlights implications not only for virtue ethics, but also for the goals of medicine.
Categories: Religion

The Dreamer Who Dreams You

The Dreamer Who Dreams You

The body does not need tobe directed; ratherit directs itselfnaturally from the energyof the breath. ... Through this opening, the human body can breathe in the harmony of the universal song and can understand the sounds of all bodies ...

Author: Daniel Stone

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780994253

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 241

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An opening into the dream of the day and the dream of the night.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit